1964 Ford Cobra 289
Serial Number: CSX 2194
Engine Number: C40E-B 1605A
Logbooks: VARA, FIA papers
Price: $175,000 USD
Location: Colorado, US
DescriptionThis car is a ten year veteran of historic racing. The object of an earlier restoration in 1987, the car was recently completely restored and rebuilt to concours condition. The car is unraced since, with testing miles only. The following firms participated in the most recent restoration: Gemini Racing Systems, Chandler AZ (restoration), European Autosports, Englewood, CO (restoration), Victory Racing, Englewood, CO (suspension setup), 3R Automotive, Englewood CO (paintwork), Flodyne, Englewood, CO (engine).
Invoice from AC Cars to Shelby American
Invoice from Shelby American to first buyer, Ford District office, Jacksonville FL
Invoice, resale by Shelby American to subsequent owner, 1965
FIA Historic Vehicle Identity papers, page 1
The early oral history of the car has it an SCCA racer in the late 60s to early seventies. It then came into the hands of an owner named Esposito who campaigned it very successfully as a drag racer from 1972 into the late 70s.
The car underwent a somewhat modest restoration in 1987, as evidenced by photos in the FIA papers, and was campaigned regularly by several owners in first VARA and HMSA, then the RMVR and SVRA. Highlights of the car's historic career include two appearences at the Monterey Historics and one at the Old Timer Gran Prix at the Nurburing. The last logbook race entry is in 1993.